The Sixers make an effort to acquire custody Eric Gordon from Rocketsleague sources tell Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer (Twitter link).
As Pompey points out, the 76ers stand out defensively Matisse Thybulle in their talks for Gordon and are looking to involve a third team. According to Pompey, the Trail Blazers have an interest in making a straight trade for Thybulle, but Philadelphia wants to make it a three-team deal in order to land Gordon (Twitter link).
There are a few details missing here, including which other players the Sixers would send in such a trade – even fully guaranteeing Danny GreenThe $10m deal for 2022/23 and tying him to Thybulle wouldn’t quite put the team in the corresponding salary range for Gordon, who will earn $19.6m next season. But presumably the thinking of the 76ers is that if there’s a team willing to give up a first-round pick for Thybulle, that pick could be redirected to Houston for Gordon.
The Sixers’ interest in Gordon was first reported by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst earlier this week. Gordon and P.J. Tucker have been the most frequently linked targets in Philadelphia in recent days, which perhaps shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering both veterans have played key roles on Daryl MoreyHouston’s top performing teams.
If they can land Gordon, the Sixers would get a solid outside shooter and a ball handler who can defend and handle switches on defense. The Suns are among other teams reportedly interested in the 33-year-old.
The Blazers, meanwhile, are known to be on the lookout for strong wing defenders, even after agreeing to acquire straw grant from Detroit. Portland has been connected to players like AND Anunoby and Luguentz therebut the asking price for Thybulle would probably be more reasonable.